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Head of the International Air Transport Association: It's time to think about opening airspace over Russia

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Head of the International Air Transport Association: It's time to think about opening airspace over Russia

The British edition of The Telegraph published an interview with the head of IATA - the International Air Transport Association - William Walsh.


Walsh acknowledged that the ban on flights in the airspace of the Russian Federation has become a big problem for a number of airlines that carry out international flights.

Walsh noted that at the moment the impossibility of flying in the airspace of Ukraine, as well as the ban on flights for European and a number of other companies through Russia, lead to the fact that in the sky over Europe "there is an excessive congestion in aviation traffic." At the same time, the head of IATA does not mention, perhaps, the main thing: the “flight” of Russian airspace for Western airlines when operating air flights, for example, to East Asian countries and back is another “quest”. Because we have to lay out truly exotic routes - such that, if possible, fly around Iran, Afghanistan and some other countries. Accordingly, all this translates into new fuel costs, which are growing in price.

Walsh added that there are problems with China, which has limited the number of external flights due to a new round of the pandemic.

Based on all this, the head of the air transport association said that "we need to think about opening the airspace of Russia."

The time has come to think about opening airspace over Russia.

At the same time, Walsh added that the resumption of flights through Russia is unlikely to happen until the end of the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow.

This, apparently, is primarily about transit flights, since some airlines are still refusing to fly to the Russian Federation itself due to existing sanctions.
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  1. dmi.pris1
    dmi.pris1 7 December 2022 06: 25
    +25
    Well, ask. Get in line at the Kremlin reception.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 7 December 2022 06: 36
      +22
      Quote: dmi.pris
      Get in line at the Kremlin reception.

      But how this William, almost Shakespeare, put it magnificently !!! It sounded like this they say they will think and decide to open the sky over Russia or wait a bit. Kapets, self-conceit beats the key, more often on the head.
      1. ARIONkrsk
        ARIONkrsk 7 December 2022 06: 45
        +1
        Quote: NDR-791
        Quote: dmi.pris
        Get in line at the Kremlin reception.

        But how this William, almost Shakespeare, put it magnificently !!! It sounded like this they say they will think and decide to open the sky over Russia or wait a bit. Kapets, self-conceit beats the key, more often on the head.

        So it is, I can bet that as soon as they decide to open there, ours will immediately open with joy and there is no option that we will not open. Our authorities have not imposed or pushed their interests on anyone for a long time.
        1. 4ekist
          4ekist 7 December 2022 11: 17
          0
          ..... the resumption of flights through Russia is unlikely to occur before the end of the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow.

          We still missed a repeat of MH17 number two. The forelocks have rich experience in this regard.
      2. Evil 55
        Evil 55 7 December 2022 07: 25
        +9
        It turns out amazingly .. They already have almost nine packages of sanctions for us, and we will open the sky over Russia for them .. Although, seeing what is seen, there is no longer that certainty that it will not come true .. hi
        1. seregatara1969
          seregatara1969 7 December 2022 07: 32
          0
          . Walsh noted that at the moment the impossibility of flying in the airspace of Ukraine, as well as the ban on flights for European and a number of other companies through Russia, lead to the fact that in the sky over Europe "there is an excessive congestion in aviation traffic."

          Lies like breathing. According to him, part of the aircraft, with a ban on flying over Russia, is forced to circle over Europe, waiting for problems with the movement of airplanes! But given that in our government there is a bunch of sympathizers for the enemy, they will open the sky over Russia for sniffing tobacco!
        2. Plate
          Plate 7 December 2022 09: 25
          +2
          Quote: Angry 55
          They have almost nine packages of sanctions for us, and we will open the sky over Russia for them.

          If for money, then why not? hi There is no harm to Russia, there will be no special benefit for them either, and the dispatchers are paid.
          1. Barberry25
            Barberry25 7 December 2022 09: 46
            +1
            then for a triple bet please
            1. Plate
              Plate 7 December 2022 10: 06
              +2
              It's true. The more they pay, the better.
              1. Evil 55
                Evil 55 7 December 2022 10: 17
                +2
                Not on the same conditions that were previously, definitely .. So that a flight over Russia costs 10 percent lower than on a long route that is currently being flown. Bourgeois toads, they will pay, they will not go anywhere .. hi
          2. orionvitt
            orionvitt 7 December 2022 09: 51
            +3
            Quote: Plate
            Russia no harm

            Yeah, also the northern sea route and the "Kemsk volost". Oh, sorry, I thought. let them take it. But seriously, let them fly through Alaska.
            1. Plate
              Plate 7 December 2022 10: 05
              +2
              SMP please. Paid, hired an icebreaker - sail. Why not? What do you mean by "Kemskoy volost"? If the transit of goods through it for a fee and with careful inspection, then, again, why not? When did money suddenly become superfluous?
          3. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 7 December 2022 10: 23
            +1
            And how they breathed, how they breathed closing their sky. hi
          4. Stas157
            Stas157 7 December 2022 12: 04
            +1
            Quote: Plate
            If for money, then why not? hi no harm to Russia

            Let them first remove all restrictions on logistics in relation to Russia. And not only in the airspace.
    2. elai
      elai 7 December 2022 07: 46
      -6
      And here it’s debatable, you don’t realize the damage to the Russian aviation industry, in particular, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Air Traffic Control Corporation is on the verge of bankruptcy, the employees of the salary 20% from the beginning of the special operation did not, and also the indexation was carried out not by inflation, but purely on paper, at a rate of 0.5%. There are a lot of layoffs or forced retirement. Soon it will not be safe to fly in the airspace of the Russian Federation. Formatting by type reduction of staff by 20% without loss of flight safety. It will be like this for two years and then this reduction will make itself felt by a series of air crashes. The state seems to be helping the company, but rather, the interested parties are waiting for its collapse with a change in the form of ownership from FSUE to some other one. And this is a strategic industry of the country!
      1. runway-1
        runway-1 7 December 2022 08: 21
        +2
        You're right, unfortunately the situation is rather bad...
      2. topol717
        topol717 7 December 2022 08: 32
        0
        Quote: elai
        Formatting by type reduction of staff by 20% without loss of flight safety

        Last year, we constantly had a lot of transit planes in the sky. There are almost no planes in this one, almost all flights to Europe have been canceled, and all southern airports are also closed. I would say the load has dropped significantly. And a 20% reduction against such a background is too little.
      3. Stas157
        Stas157 7 December 2022 12: 07
        +2
        Quote: elai
        Soon it will not be safe to fly in the airspace of the Russian Federation.

        And how did they fly to the USSR then?
        1. jdiver
          jdiver 12 December 2022 13: 01
          +1
          The USSR flew on galoshes. apparently Soviet galoshes allowed this
    3. Peter1First
      Peter1First 7 December 2022 09: 31
      +2
      It is necessary to agree "immediately after the lifting of all sanctions, the unfreezing of all assets, the execution of all Bandera, the restoration at the expense of the West of SP-1 SP-2, and most importantly, after the cancer hangs on the mountain ..."
  2. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 7 December 2022 06: 25
    +12
    Head of the International Air Transport Association: It's time to think about opening airspace over Russia
    fly over Ukraine...
    1. SKVichyakow
      SKVichyakow 7 December 2022 10: 02
      +2
      Quote: Aerodrome
      Head of the International Air Transport Association: It's time to think about opening airspace over Russia
      fly over Ukraine...

      We are not allowed to fly, but they see if the excessive overload of their infrastructure. You created such a problem yourself, why did you twitch?
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 December 2022 06: 44
    +9
    The time has come to think about opening airspace over Russia.
    Will you open the airspace yourself and by order? Does Russia know about this? No, democrat guys, obviously for a long time you will have to spend additional resources and develop new routes without taking into account Russian territory (airspace). Sip with a spoon what you brewed yourself.
  4. Dynamic systems
    Dynamic systems 7 December 2022 06: 44
    +3
    Fly with AEROFLOT hi
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 December 2022 06: 56
    +7
    A cunning statement - they open their sky, we open our sky. They fly quietly, and our planes are arrested when landing in the west, for leasing, we pay in rubles.
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  6. Pankrat25
    Pankrat25 7 December 2022 07: 25
    +4
    What is this for? Throw combat and reconnaissance drones from the cargo compartments where they need to be?
  7. evgen1221
    evgen1221 7 December 2022 07: 29
    +2
    And we, as always, forgot to ask? Well, let them cut the hooks further, we are calmer.
  8. Uprun
    Uprun 7 December 2022 07: 46
    +4
    And do we need it? Apparently an ambush is being prepared for our leased aircraft. Without them, the air and the environment are cleaner, we are also a little "green".
  9. antivirus
    antivirus 7 December 2022 08: 05
    0
    Are we bargaining? For aven and friedman we will pay trpzits in juva.
    What about leasing and spare parts for our airlines?
    And "fascism will not pass"?
    And the torture of our prisoners of war?
  10. Argon
    Argon 7 December 2022 08: 25
    +3
    At the same time, Walsh added that the resumption of flights through Russia is unlikely to happen until the end of the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow.
    this is where we should start .... It turns out everything else is just a simple chatter
  11. Arifon
    Arifon 7 December 2022 09: 05
    +2
    "The time has come to think about opening airspace over Russia..."
    - Here go, Bullish H..vost and think!
  12. Boniface
    Boniface 7 December 2022 09: 32
    +3
    I hope the leadership of the Russian Federation (RosAviation) has enough sense NOT to allow flights over the territory of the Russian Federation for aircraft of those countries that support Ukrainian Nazism !!
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 7 December 2022 10: 26
      +1
      And did they remain in Europe? Let them fly over the North Pole, give diplomas to passengers - "polar explorers". hi
    2. Paul Neumann
      Paul Neumann 7 December 2022 10: 31
      0
      already the ancient Romans discovered a peculiar property of money - they do not emit unpleasant odors.
    3. jdiver
      jdiver 12 December 2022 13: 03
      0
      The management of RosAviation is not boys themselves. Like the Foreign Ministry. what they say from above is what they will do.
  13. Paul Neumann
    Paul Neumann 7 December 2022 10: 29
    +1
    um...does Russia know? and then there are already some got into the habit of introducing a ceiling on oil prices. I even bought popcorn to watch the ceiling, and now I'm afraid that there won't be enough popcorn.
  14. ratoborets
    ratoborets 7 December 2022 10: 42
    0
    Let me guess. The International Air Transport Association considered that flying around one seventh of the land, especially from Europe towards Asia, is expensive. And the blows from such sanctions hit them more, which means it is time to propose "think about opening airspace over Russia."
    And in return, the Westerners will demand some gesture of goodwill from the Russian leadership.
  15. iouris
    iouris 7 December 2022 12: 23
    0
    Open if you have an opener. First you need to win the war. And after the war, no one will fly anywhere for a long time.
  16. AlexisT
    AlexisT 8 December 2022 06: 10
    0
    First, let them open the airspace over Europe for Russian airlines.
  17. Former soldier
    Former soldier 8 December 2022 17: 00
    0
    The time has come to think about opening airspace over Russia.

    At the same time, Walsh added that the resumption of flights through Russia is unlikely to happen until the end of the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow.

    Well, I thought it myself, and I answered it myself ..... Thinker.
  18. Pavel Tukabaev
    Pavel Tukabaev 12 December 2022 14: 34
    0
    it's time to think about creating a no-fly zone over geyropy